Anne Hancock

Associate

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  • JD, magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 2014; The William L. and Lillian Berger Achievement Prize; Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar; G. Joseph Tauro Distinguished Scholar
  • BA, cum laude, Williams College, 2009

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 2014

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Anne Hancock

Associate

Annie Hancock joined the litigation department as an associate in 2014. Annie’s practice covers a wide range of civil litigation, including private equity litigation, SEC enforcement matters, corporate governance matters, internal investigations, and other complex commercial disputes. Annie has experience in all stages of litigation, including drafting complaints and dispositive motions, managing all aspects of discovery, and preparing for depositions and trial. 

Experience

  • Represents investment advisers in SEC enforcement actions.
  • Advises investment advisers during SEC examinations.
  • Served as trial counsel for Fortune 500 company in expedited commercial litigation.
  • Part of litigation team that obtained a full dismissal for real estate company and company’s president and founder in a real estate investment dispute alleging potential fraud in connection with several investments.
  • Represents George Perrot in proceedings challenging his decades-old conviction, which was based on now-discredited hair microscopy technique. Mr. Perrot’s conviction was the first in the country to be overturned resulting from the FBI’s historic hair microscopy review. He was released on bail in February 2016 after having wrongfully served nearly 30 years in prison. 

Publications

Presentations

  • Co-Speaker, “Shareholder Activism: Proxy Contest Case Study,” Harvard Law School Seminar (September 2017)
  • Co-Speaker, “Shareholder Activism: Proxy Contest Case Study,” Harvard Law School Seminar (September 2016)
  • Co-Speaker, “Shareholder Activism: Proxy Contest Case Study,” Harvard Law School Seminar (September 2015)